Section 1000: Campus Policy

Effective: May 1, 1998
Revised: April 2016
Last Review: April 2018
Next Review: 
Responsible Party: Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration

Fireworks, firearms, bows, knives (4 inch blade or longer) other weapons or explosives are prohibited on the MSU-Northern campus. This prohibition includes all campus buildings, residences, in vehicles and all land. The use of these items on campus is prohibited.

Exemptions to this policy may be granted by the Chancellor or his/her designee for specific functions (gun shows, gun raffle, etc.). Requests for exemptions to this policy must be made in writing to the Chancellor or his/her designee, at least ten days prior to the function.

If you live on campus, and you bring a gun (or any of the items listed above) for hunting or target practice, you must store it with a member of the Residence Life Staff. The Residence Life Staff will secure it in a locked gun cabinet.

If unchecked firearms (or any of the items listed above) are found on campus, disciplinary action may be taken. Owners, or those in possession, who are students may be subject to suspension. Non-students in violation of this policy will be asked to remove the item from the campus. Failure to comply with this, will result in criminal trespassing charges. Official law enforcement personnel while on duty are exempt.